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Dessers, Lookman Nominated For Europa Conference League POTW Award

Dessers, Lookman Nominated For Europa Conference League POTW Award

The duo of Cyriel Dessers and Ademola Lookman have been nominated for the Europa Conference League Player of the Week award, following their superb displays for Feyenoord and Leicester City respectively in Thursday’s semi-final first legs, Completesports.com reports.

Their nomination was announced on uefa.com after Thursday’s Europa Conference League fixtures.

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Both players are part of a four-man shortlisted for the award. The other nominees are Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegeini and Luis Sinisterra of Feyenoord.

Dessers was in superb form as he netted two goals in Feyenoord’s 3-2 home win against Olympique Marseille.

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He also bagged a brace in Feyenoord’s 3-1 win at Slavia Prague in their second leg quarter-final clash.

It was the 27-year-old’s 10th goal in 11 appearances for the Dutch giants in the new UEFA competition.

He has now scored 18 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions for his club this term.

Also, he has found the back of the net four times in his last three games.

The Nigerian striker opened scoring in the 18th before getting the third goal in the first minute of the second half.

Aside scoring twice against the Ligue 1 outfit, Dessers made five attempts at goal and was flagged off for offside four times.

On his part, Lookman was involved in Leicester’s equalizer against Jose Mourinho’s Roma at the King Power stadium.

Pellegrini had given the Rome club the lead in the 15th minute before Leicester drew level in the 67th minute after Lookman’s strike was credited to Gianluca Mancini as an own goal.

Lookman made 86 per cent passing accuracy the most by any Leicester player on the night.

The winner of the Europa Conference League Player of the Week will be announced after the conclusion of votes by fans.

Dessers and his Feyenoord teammates would be hoping to land a first European trophy for the Dutch giants since 2002 when they won the UEFA Cup (now known as Europa League).

For Lookman and Leicester, it is a target to a first ever European final appearance.

By James Agberebi

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  • Obinna 9 months ago

    I remember those years when complete sport use to be at the forefront in reporting but now they are backward copying report from others the above report about lookman and decerss are all over other media platforms it’s now complete sports is posting it making me to believe that they hype players that bribe them and overlook others like dressers who are doing well but will not play ball eguavoen football scout and agents

  • Chaii…Naija get striker wey dey use both legs like this and Dem dey remember one Nwankwo from Kano pillars? Lol!
    Dessers Delima!

  • Dr. Drey 9 months ago

    Hahahahaha our ‘foreign borns’ yet again….!

    Out of 8 Nigerian players in the semifinals of Europe’s biggest competitions, 5 are foreign borns…..But Left to Egua-failure, Amokachi, Paul Bassey, Segun Odegbami and their stray dogs here on CSN, they shouldnt even come near our national team, just because they want to force-in their homebased clients who cannot even pass trials in the clubs where these guys are playing in week-in, week-out.

    We all of a sudden, failed at AFCON and didnt qualify for the World cup because we have foreign born players in the team…..LMAOoooo. Someone your remind them there were foreign borns in the team when we were meeting our targets in flying colours and with games to spare….LMAOoo. On top of the fact that the team that eliminated us had as much as 9 of their own foreign borns too….LMAoooo.

    Bunch of xenophobic, backward thinking people….!

  • Omo9ja 9 months ago

    Bravo . Way to go Dessers. Oga Rohr and coach Eguavoen are regretting their actions now.

    They did a shabby job for Nigeria and they got fired in the end. That is the reward for betrayals.

    Just keep your thing simple and classy. Keep scoring goals. No hidden place for betrayals. Nigerians are proud of you Dessers. God bless Nigeria!!!